Keeping the Heart has ratings and 46 reviews. John said: This book rocked my world. It showed me how distracted my heart is, and how prone I am to wa. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Proverbs , The Text Explained. Chapter 2. Duties Included in Keeping the Heart. Chapter 3. Reasons Why this Should be the. Keeping the Heart. How to maintain your love for God. JOHN FLAVEL. Keeping the Heart- 3. 16/07/

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To repress the outward acts of sin and compose the external part of your life in a laudable manner is no great matter; even carnal persons by the force of common principles can do this: By this fear of the Lord it is that men depart from evil, shake off sloth, and preserve themselves from iniquity. May 06, Helen Griffin rated it it was amazing.

The time iohn adversity 3. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Keeping the heart in the time of Zion’s troubles. It does this principally through considering twelve special ‘seasons’ or situations in the life of the Christian such as adversity, temptation, duty and sickness. But that the apostle gives the same charge to the laity, hear what he says in another epistle to other than the priesthood: Flavel admonishes hypocrites those who do not keep the heart, but only ekeping outward appearancesand then lists various motives and means for those who would keep their hearts well.


The season of duty 7. John Flavel Release Date: But if you love the creature in reference to God, and see nothing in it separated from him, though sometimes your affections offend in the excess, this is consistent with sincere love to God. Flavel was an English Puritan who became a non-conformist after the ‘Great Ejection’ of The heart can never be kept until its case be examined and understood. The Fountain of Life: No wonder our hearts can be far from God.

But in the text we are hearr take it more generally, for the whole soul, or inner man. I needed to read this book. Worth working through again slowly and prayerfully. Here lies the very force and stress of religion; here is that which makes the way to life a narrow way, and the gate of heaven a strait gate.

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Flavel shows how at the center of everything we do, is our heart. Dec 12, Stephen Drew rated it really liked it. Then keep your hearts. Definitely read this short book, but prepare for the knife. The time of doubting and of spiritual darkness He gives lines of thought that we can employ during these times in order to keep our hearts whole toward God.

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No ‘God will make it better’ talk for him–just practical, realistic, biblical wisdom. I had no way to know this. If you are going to change someone’s words, are least be honest about it! I love reading the insight of those long ago.


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Keeping the Heart is a discourse on Proverbs 4: Under the influence of the Holy Spirit, your heart will catch fire again! He died suddenly of paralysis at Exeter on 26 Juneand was buried in Dartmouth churchyard. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

John Flavel was born at Bromsgrove in Wordesterchire. This is an easy to read, helpful book by an excellent author. Books by John Flavel. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This is no ‘hang in there’ kitty poster. The time of Zion’s troubles 4. Page 1 of 1 Start hesrt Page 1 of 1. Set up a giveaway. This is a book to read yearly, carefully, and prayerfully, if you want to do the necessary heart-work of a Christian.

It is easy to learn pray eloquently. Or like the misplacing and inverting of the stamps and letters in the press, which must cause so many errata in all the copies that are printed. This book should keepihg be read by every Christian at least annually it’s short, you can read it in a couple of hours.